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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014.

His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and a coordinator of educator training at UF - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

He is focused on growing into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

If you’ve ever been in a conversation with someone who said something that you strongly agreed with, besides exclaiming, “Exactly!” or “Indeed!” you may have also expressed your accord by saying, “Very true.” But is this affirming statement correct?    It is correct to say, “Very true” to emphasize that what someone is saying is factually …

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You are engaged in conversation with somebody and getting along well. Things are going smoothly until your conversational partner says something you do not understand. You need them to express what they spoke differently. You say, “Could you be more clear?” But is it correct to say “more clear?” It is incorrect to say “more …

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